Freedom Of Speech

ozatheist on December 22nd, 2008

Because most people are stupid. Well, that’s the inference I get from Senator Conroy’s response to my comment on the governments website. Some while back the government opened their pathetic excuse for a blog where people could respond to the ISP Filtering debacle [side note: there are now 768 comments on his ‘blog’, I wonder [...]

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ozatheist on December 18th, 2008

In previous posts I’ve discussed how the Atheist Foundation of Australia (AFA) are trying in vain to place adverts on buses around Australia. Well now they have lodged a complaint with the Tasmanian Anti-discrimination Commissioner. The Atheist Foundation of Australia Inc is to complain to the Tasmanian Anti-discrimination Commissioner following the refusal of Metro Tasmania, [...]

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ozatheist on December 9th, 2008

When someone decides the picture on an album cover is offensive and adds it to a black-list then everyone suffers. from Wikipedia added to child pornography blacklist Wikipedia has been blacklisted by a British online child pornography watchdog, causing almost every internet user in Britain to be blocked from contributing to the site anonymously. The [...]

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ozatheist on November 27th, 2008

A couple of days ago it came to my attention that the AFA’s Atheist Bus Campaign has hit another snag. From the transcript of the Religion Report radio broadcast the other day: … the Atheist Foundation of Australia, who have been refused permission to buy advertising space on public transport. You might have read in [...]

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ozatheist on November 12th, 2008

The absolutely ridiculous idea of our ‘so called’ Minister for Communications has featured in the news again. This time, Michael Malone, the managing Director of one of the largest ISPs has agreed to be involved in the trials. But there is a twist, he’s agreed to be involved,  to provide the Government with "hard numbers" [...]

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ozatheist on October 4th, 2008

Pat Condell’s recent video was banned from YouTube because some Muslim didn’t like what he said. Watch the video for yourself and see if you think there’s anything wrong with it. Knowing wordpress’ problem with embed the video link above might not work. In that case go to Pat’s website or Sean’s, where I first [...]

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ozatheist on June 26th, 2008

Blasphemy is a victimless crime. A 16 year old was arrested, in the Gold Coast, on Monday for wearing an offensive T shirt. The T-shirt in question is a Cradle of Filth band T-shirt. The T-shirt depicts a semi-naked nun masturbating, with the words “Vestal Masturbation”, on one side and the words JESUS IS A [...]

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